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Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a suburb of Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii.  This small 0.5 mile beach has been consistently ranked as "one of the top ten beaches in the world" by Sherman's Travel Magazine.  Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area, because of this it is only accessible through public access paths. There are no public parking lots, restrooms, showers or lifeguards.

"Mokulua Mornings"

During the weekdays, this beach is very empty but on weekends and the high tourist season it is extremely crowded. Lanikai is a very popular spot for photo shoots, and many world-renowned models and photographers can be seen here. Especially during a full moon, Lanikai Beach presents some of the most beautiful and desirable scenes in the entire world.

Property owners in this neighborhood have included the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Paul Mitchel and Don Ho, to name a few.  Typically, this side of the island has onshore breezes, 70-90% of the time, so homes need additional maintenance from salty air.  But when the winds turn from the South direction, there is no place I would rather be with the family and a beach blanket!

After the beach make sure to stop for a bite to eat at Buzz's Steakhouse or at Island Snow for a shave ice.  I highly recommend renting a kayak and paddling out to the islands close of shore.